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'Maximising Value: Learning Resources and Library Services in Further Education' - programme and booking details are below.

When

November 21 2018 - 10:00
to
November 21 2018 - 16:00

Where

Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN
United Kingdom

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About the Event

Each year this popular event, free of charge to FE staff, aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support e-resources in further education. 

In addition, you will be able to meet a range of suppliers thanks to the participation of our sponsors.

 

EBSCO
Openathens
Chest logo - a blue triangle and the word Chest
Keylinks
White Content Online on a light blue background
EBSCO OpenAthens Eduserv KeyLinks Content Online

 

Course summary

Each year this popular event aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support e-resources in further education. This year the theme is ‘maximising value’. Further education learning resources and library services continue to reinvent themselves and e-resources and technology provide new ways to demonstrate value. Our presenters will give examples of how they have done this, with plenty of opportunity for interactions and questions. As in previous years, this event aims to attract enthusiastic participants ready to join in the discussions, share ideas, develop learning opportunities and leave inspired with practical ideas to improve their service. 

Who should attend?

Learning resources/library staff in further education and sixth form colleges.

Learning objectives

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Develop understanding of the role of e-resources in maximising the value of services
  • Learn how other learning resources managers and librarians in colleges have tackled the challenge of demonstrating value to their college communities
  • Hear how usage data can help to demonstrate value
  • Network with others in a similar role to strengthen professional relationships
  • Take away tips, techniques and strategies which you can integrate into your own service.

Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

10:00

Registration & Refreshments

10:30

Welcome & Housekeeping from the Chair

Vicki McGarvey
Learning and Information Services Manager Staffordshire University*

Vicki McGarvey is one of two Learning and Information Services Managers in Staffordshire University’s Library. She has strategic responsibility for collection management, support for research publishing and digital resources discovery and access. She has been a librarian for 20 years and a manager within Higher Education for 14, she chartered in 1999. Vicki began her career as a subject librarian for applied design courses and then took a side step into eLearning Management, first at Staffordshire and then for 7 years at Nottingham Trent, before moving back into library management.  She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, and a Staffordshire University Teaching Excellence Fellow. Vicki’s additional interests are analytics, open access, and staff development. In her spare time, she likes travelling, discovering new music, choir singing and is the secretary of the Stoke and North Staffs Women’s Network. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys networking and sharing practice.    

Oct 18

10:35

Opening Speaker

Andrew Barker
UKSG Chair

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

11:00

Sponsor Sessions

  • Ebsco
  • Open Athens

11:20

Break and Exhibition Viewing

11:50

The Role of usage data in informing decision making processes, engaging stakeholders and assessing value

Resources
Laura Wong
Library analytics services analyst, Jisc

Laura Wong started working in libraries in 2007 and gained experience in a variety of roles before specialising in journals and e-resource management.  She joined Jisc in 2016 as library analytics services analyst to work on JUSP - a usage statistics portal that gathers journal, book, database and platform usage statistics on behalf of institutions, as well as IRUS (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics).  Her role focuses on user support, community engagement, promotion and evaluation with the overall aim of enabling users to make the most of JUSP and ensuring the service develops in response to user requirements.  As part of this she liaises with many further education libraries and learning resource centres.

nov 18

12.10

Informed choices for managing e-resources

Karen Foster
Head of Learning Centres, Yeovil College

12:30

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13:30

Sponsor Session

  • Eduserv
  • KeyLinks (CLA/Kortext)
  • Content Online

14:00

Tough data driven decisions and radical thinking

Tracey Totty
Library Services Manager, Middlesbrough College

Tracey Totty graduated with an MA Information and Library Management in 1999 from University of Northumbria. She became a Chartered Librarian in 2013 and has worked in academic libraries for over 15 years. Tracey is the Library Services Manager at Middlesbrough College responsible for the running and development of the Learning Resources Centre, which is increasingly moving to digital, social and cloud-based media.

oct 18

14:20

Ready......Steady.......GOOGLE! Managing the transition from static PDF helpsheets to a dynamic model

Resources
Adam Say
Library Manager, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

A librarian with a range of experience working in libraries from the small to the large across a variety of library sectors including Higher Education, the public sector and Further Education. Adam has worked extensively across libraries in Hampshire where he completed an MA in Information Studies with the support of Hampshire Libraries. After 13 years working in public libraries at the start of his career, concluding at Fareham Library, Adam has since worked at the University of Surrey Library and Highbury College, Portsmouth, before moving to his present role as Library Manager at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

14:40

Break and exhibition viewing

15:00

Learning from each other - Interactive session

Chris Balmforth
Wakefield College

Returned to education having worked in the mining industry for twenty years.  Following redundancy in 1993 enrolled on an extended University of Sheffield BA Hons Degree (History & Politics) at Barnsley College.  Whilst studying worked part time in the College Libraries culminating, on graduation, in a full time Library Assistant position.  Gained an MSc in Information Studies at Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Beckett) University shortly after becoming the Librarian at Dearne Valley College (South Yorkshire).  Moved to Wakefield College in the summer of 2007.  Current role includes acquisitions, cataloguing, VLE management and information skills instruction. Currently sit on the UKSG Outreach & Engagement Committee as FE representative.  Have also sat on the JISC Ebooks in FE procurement advisory panel and am a founding member of the Northern Digital Resources Group.

oct 18

15:40

Summing up from the Chair

Feedback

Feedback from last year's UKSG E-Resources for Further Education event.

Registration

£ 0.00 + £ 0.00 VAT

Member

£ 0.00 + £ 0.00 VAT

Non-member

Contact

Registrations have now closed for our annual seminar UKSG E-Resources for Further Education.  For further queries please contact events@uksg.org

Cancellations

There are a limited number of places so if for any reason you have booked but find you cannot attend, please do let us know so that we can work down the waiting list and enable someone else to make the most of the day. 

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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